BENCHWARMERS Wicker Park, a.k.a. sports bar central? 1540 W North Ave (773-698-6574). file under: game on
CAFFÈ OLIVA The new-this-season beachside cabana just got its liquor license. Ohio Street Beach (773-828-9841). file under: a mojito with that sunburn?
THE FOUNTAINHEAD Just when we thought this rooftop was never going to open… 1970 W Montrose Ave (773-697-8204). file under: beer geeks
GINO’S EAST SPORTS BAR The former Edwardo’s Natural Pizza still serves deep-dish, but in a bar setting. 521 S Dearborn St (312-939-1818). file under: deep-dish lives!
HOPLEAF Praise the Leffe! This cherished beer bar finally completed its expansion. 5148 N Clark St (773-334-9851). file under: (extreme) beer geeks
TRENCHERMEN WD-50 transplant Tona Palomino is behind the cocktails at the Sheerins’ restaurant. 2039 W North Ave (773-661-1540). file under: cocktailians, good enough to eat
VERA Tuesday: roast baby-pig day. Sunday: lobster-paella day. This is how you do daily specials. 1023 W Lake St (312-243-9770). file under: good enough to eat, winos